It’s going to be a extremely wealthy week for Disney’s Frozen 2, so exhibitors count on a whole lot of popcorn gross sales.
Let’s begin with the construct of all of it: The pic’s official weekend got here in at $130.2M, which as we’ve been sayin’ is the most effective animated pic launch ever in November. At present, with 41% of Okay-12 faculties out and 14% of schools, I perceive Monday will ship round $16M for the sequel directed by Jennifer Lee- and Chris Buck. By the top of Thanksgiving, which can see enterprise through the night exhibits after dinner, Frozen 2 per business estimates ought to stand at $200M stateside; that’s bolstered by all faculties being off on Thursday and Friday. Don’t overlook, Black Friday is among the most profitable moviegoing days of the 12 months. Tack on a second estimated weekend of $84M, -35%, and Frozen 2 may climb to $284M in 10 days.
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Lionsgate/Media Rights Capital’s Rian Johnson-directed whodunit Knives Out ought to fill the invoice for guys and older moviegoers. The pic already bagged $2M from 936 theaters over Friday and Saturday night time previews. What’s notable about that’s that almost all paid previews of late are boosted by Fandango, Atom Tickets or Amazon advertising and marketing. Knives Out was an natural push by main and regional exhibition companions. Previews begin once more Tuesday night time at 7 PM. Monitoring is seeing $25M-$29M over the Wednesday-to-Sunday stretch, however $30M+ isn’t unreasonable for this 96% licensed recent ensemble with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas and extra. The pic, booked at three,300 areas, price $40M earlier than digital print and promoting prices. Knives Out is also breaking out in 9 offshore territories together with the UK, Australia, France, New Zealand, South Africa and Benelux.
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Common is opening Makeready/Bron Studios’ African American drama Queen & Slim, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith a few couple’s first date that’s thrown into disarray when a cop pulls them over. The pic, financed by Makeready for round $17M is trying to gross $12M-$16M over 5 days. RT rating is at 85% recent. Field workplace comparisons, that are all three-day debuts, embrace Focus Options’ BlacKkKlansman ($10.8M), 20th Century Fox’s Widows ($12.3M opening), Lionsgate’s Acrimony ($17.1M opening) and Common’s Breaking In ($17.6M). Melina Matsoukas directed the function, which was written by Lena Waithe with story by James Frey and Waithe. The pic opens Wednesday.
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In the meantime, Sony/TriStar’s A Lovely Day within the Neighborhood is taking a look at a five-day of $13M after a $13.2M opening. Damaged out, the film starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers and Matthew Rhys as his interviewer is taking a look at a second weekend of $eight.5M, -37%.